Told To Tear Down 2 Million Pound House

Submitted by: McDuff73 3 years ago in

buraucrats gone mad?
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Male 2,850
@CrakrJak

But for most areas of your country, you DON`T have the right to build anything you please.

And remember me pointing out how crowded our country is? Such socialist concepts tend to emerge in these circumstances, where getting along with your fellow man is a necessity that trumps your personal desire to act like as big a tit as you please.
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Male 17,512
Musuko: "Where you got this idea that it`s an "inalienable right" to build what you like I just don`t know."

It`s called American freedom. I`m sorry you haven`t the freedoms we have. Apparently you`re used to the socialist leash around your neck.
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Male 14,334
If this were in the US imagine what the Euros would be saying about such an abuse of laws and waste of material, time and money......instead they justify it.

If it`s not up to code fine them for it and make them get it up to code.

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Male 5,617
Someone is trying to enforce demolition simply because they can.
They don`t have to. It`s more sensible simply to reassess his property value and move on.
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Male 2,850
The reason why it`s not a fine rather than tear it down is to avoid the super rich just throwing money at laws in order to circumvent them.

@CrakrJak

This is the UK. We are MASSIVELY more densely-populated than most of the USA. It`s simply not possible to go with a "do what you like" attitude to construction without turning our lovely country into a coast-to-coast urban sprawl.

Building regulations and zoning have been with us for a long, long time, including in your country. Where you got this idea that it`s an "inalienable right" to build what you like I just don`t know.
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Male 675
Oh noes, burocrats want people to follow the rules... Where is this world headed?
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Male 10,855
[quote]When it comes to taste and decency, how many of you would like this architectural carbuncle slapped next door to your house?[/quote]

It`s a risk you accept when you buy a house. If you want to live in a neighborhood with a Homeowners` association that`s your choice. Otherwise, you`re in no position to complain about your neighbor`s house.
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Male 14,835
It`s a hindu thing. I kid you not. I have lots of experience with it. They take a cheap place in a shoddy location and turn it into the taj mahal, even in the same style. They don`t care about planning permission, laws, or safety.
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Male 13,624
Nickel2
Like he says
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Male 5,874
Erm, guys, we are talking about the UK here.
This building has been slapped up twice the size of the plans submitted to and accepted, by the planning committee. As a result, it looks totally out of character with the village it is set in. This is not a building of design brilliance, it is more in the style of `Essex footballer`s mansion`.
When it comes to taste and decency, how many of you would like this architectural carbuncle slapped next door to your house? Imagine waking each morning and looking out of the window to see a fast-food joint over the road. No, you move into a village because you like the place and enjoy the ambience. If everyone else moves out as a result of your hideous creation, the village becomes empty, so why move there in the first place? Go to Essex where such gaudy excrescences are delighted in.
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Male 10,855
There is no justification for this law, he didn`t intrude into someone else`s property. It`s this law that should be put on trial here.
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Male 17,512
Tiredofnicks: "It takes a mind attuned to jealousy to think jealous thoughts."

No, not really. I think this guy should be able to keep his house the way it is. Mankind has some inalienable rights and building or adding onto your home is one of them.

Being a really poor person, doing without, being happy with what you already have in life, provides a level of maturity and perspective others don`t have. Jealousy is a waste of time and emotion.
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Male 85
The guy ignored what the council gave him permission to do and now we`re supposed to feel sorry him. No.
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Male 5,874
Building and planning regulations are laid down for many reasons and should be obeyed. Having lots of dosh and an overwhelming perception of ones own self-importance does not let you flout the law. Regardless of personal opinions about wealth and jealousy, in the UK everyone has to observe the law.
Poor people have to, so why not rich folk as well?
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Male 5,094
CrakrJak: It takes a mind attuned to jealousy to think jealous thoughts.
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Male 5,094
handimanner: It doesn`t work like that, we tried that here and some rich people simply put the fines into their construction budget and built the house anyway.
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Male 2,419
the rules are the rules..
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Male 10,339
That`s a heavy freaking house!
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Male 17,512
What this really boils down to is that the people on the council bureaucrats are jealous of his home. In the end it`ll cost him a large fine to keep his house the way it is.

Never underestimate the power of jealous bastards, the reason they waited until the end of construction, to tell him, is indicative of their true motives.
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Male 2,675
Yeah, that`s not bending the rules slightly, that`s completely ignoring them. Sorry there are consequences. But I`m surprised they didn`t fine him for a poo-ton of money instead of telling him to tear it down. They could hit him with a special tax or other annual penalty.

On a separate note ... wtf kind of "director of a beauty salon" makes that kind of f`ing money?!?!?!?
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Male 1,745
If it can be permitted still, he should be fined, penalized etc. if it wouldn`t have been permitted, tear it down.
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Male 2,097
The value of a house is the livable square footage. Looks like he almost tripled that by adding two stories. So an 800k house with two extra floor plans equals 2 mil.
Certainly a proper lesson for an Arab in a poshy neighborhood. Reminds me of the sheik who bought the mansion on Sunset blvd in LA and painted all the Greek statues flesh toned; suddenly rows of nondescript statues looked like a toney nude review. The city - after several years - forced the perverted little sandman out of town.
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Male 1,154
I can`t figure out how they decide the house is worth 2mil

The house+property was bought for 800k, and he spent 100k in renovations. Even assuming the property is worth nothing I don`t see how the house could be valued for so much after renovations.
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Male 1,060
Rules are rules, tear it down.
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Male 7,775
The rules are the same for everybody. He probably thought if he built it, it would be too late to stop him.
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Male 2,097
Definitely bent the rules but tear it down? Absolutely stupid. All that`s wrong with regulatory morons. Charge him a penalty and move on to the next stupid decision.
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Male 38,507

I say tear it down just `cause I don` like him.
He came off a spoiled whiner in the article.
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Male 13,624
That build is not a minor adjustment
no planning permission pull it down.
read this in the local rag
He went so overboard on his `minor` adjustments
it got silly
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Male 871
Link: Told To Tear Down 2 Million Pound House [Rate Link] - buraucrats gone mad?
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